Jessica Tsui Yan Li
Prof. Jessica Tsui-Yan Li teaches Chinese literature, film, drama, and culture, as well as World Literature, at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University. She is Vice-President and Program Chair of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association. She is an International Editorial Board Member in the Springer book series on “Digital Culture and Humanities Series: Changes, Chances and Challenges in Asian and Global Contexts,” launched by the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) at the Open University of Hong Kong. She has published on the topics of modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese Canadian and American literature, film and drama, translation studies, gender studies, and Hong Kong studies. Her articles have appeared in the refereed journals, Neohelicon, and Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, and in books such as Ibsen and the Modern Self, Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature: Issues in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; Asia: Local and Global Perspectives; and Romancing Eileen Chang. Her forthcoming books are: "Negotiating Canadian Identities" (under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press) and "The Politics of Self-Translation: Eileen Chang" (considered by McGill-Queen’s University Press). She is a two-time recipient of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) research grants.
Keywords: Modern Chinese literature and film; gender studies; comparative literature; translation theories; stage and film adaptations; feminine in Chinese culture; Asian North American literature; Hong Kong; China